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Cakewalk SONAR Studio Recording Software (Windows)

Sonar 8.5 Studio offers the best creative tools, and the most power of any digital audio workstation in its price range. (108) Read 3 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Product Description

Sonar 8.5 Studio offers the best creative tools, and the most power of any digital audio workstation in its price range. Built upon the same core feature set as Sonar 8.5 Producer, Sonar 8.5 Studio gives you the edge in your productions --from recording audio and MIDI, composing with virtual instruments, remixing with loops, mixing with professional effects, to delivery of a polished final track--with the recognized best audio quality in the industry.

With version 8.5, Sonar adds even more value and firepower to your productions. New beat creation and arrangement tools, enhanced audio quantizing, powerful vocal processing, and more combine together to make SONAR the most complete, most professional, and best sounding DAW to deliver your productions.

NEW! Features
- NEW! Matrix View non-linear arrangement tool

- NEW! Per Track Arpeggiator - adds new sonic possibilities to your productions

- NEW! AudioSnap 2.0 - Fix audio timing issues instantly

- NEW! Roland V-Vocal 1.5 - Perfect Vocals: On pitch and in time

- NEW! Windows 7 support and more

Features
Capture all of your ideas with unlimited tracks of audio and MIDI

Start producing quickly with track templates that instantly load your favorite sounds

Make beats and synth lines with a dedicated Step Sequencer

Get inspired with high quality virtual instruments, now easier to use with new Instrument Tracks

Manipulate the timing and feel of audio, just like MIDI, with AudioSnap

Assemble the perfect take from Track Layers using powerful comping and editing tools

Retain every nuance of your mix with the industry's leading 64-bit audio engine

Get hands on control of your mix, instruments, and effects with Active Controller Technology

Burn CDs and upload your music to streaming web players directly from Sonar 8 Studio

Collaborate with studios who use other DAWs including Pro Tools, Logic Studio, Cubase, and others

Announcing SONAR 8.5 Studio
Cakewalk is proud to announce a feature packed upgrade for SONAR Producer and SONAR Studio the most powerful digital audio workstation in its price range.

SONAR 8.5 continues to innovate with new capabilities including enhanced beat creation and arrangement tools, a new drum instrument loaded with stellar kits and patterns, an enhanced audio timing toolset, new multi-stage effect plug-ins for drum and percussion sounds, and vocal tracks, engine optimizations and stability improvements, and many additional workflow and technological advances, notably Windows 7 compatibility.

What's new in SONAR 8.5 Studio:
- Step Sequencer 2.0-Create drum tracks, beats, bass, and synth lines with a click of the mouse.

- AudioSnap 2.0-new look, easier-to-use with improved audio timing features

- Roland V-Vocal-Perfect vocals: on pitch and in time

- Arpeggiator-Create new sections for your songs, breathe life into stale chord progressions, more

- Windows 7-Tested and ready

- And much more

zZounds is an authorized dealer of Cakewalk products.
System Requirement

Minimum
Operating System*: Operating System*: Windows XP SP3, Windows Vista SP2 (32 and 64-bit), or Windows 7 (32 and 64-bit)

Processor Speed: Intel Pentium 4 2.8 GHz [EMT64] or AMD Athlon XP 2800+ or higher

RAM: 1 GB

Graphics (resolution, color depth): 1024x768, 16-bit color

Hard Disk Space: 200 MB for core program

Hard Disk Type: Any

MIDI Interface**: Windows-compatible

Audio Interface***: Windows-compatible

Media Drive*****: DVD-ROM, DVD+/-R, or DVD+/- RW Drive (Dual Layer-capable drive required for installation of SONAR 8 Producer content)

Recommended
Operating System*: Windows Vista/7 (32 and 64-bit), can be run on Mac OS X with Boot Camp

Processor Speed: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 2.8 GHz [EM64T] AMD Athlon(TM) XP 2800+ or higher

RAM: 1 GB or higher

Graphics (resolution, color depth)
1280x960, 24-bit color or higher

Hard Disk Space: 30 GB for program and content

Hard Disk Type: EIDE/Ultra DMA (7200 RPM) or SATA

MIDI Interface**: Windows-compatible

Audio Interface***: Windows-compatible

Media Drive*****: DVD-ROM, DVD+/-R, or DVD+/- RW Drive

* Sonar does not support Windows 95, 98, ME, NT, 2000 or XP x64
** Required to connect external MIDI devices
*** Required for audio playback.
**** Sonar is presented on DVD media. DVD-ROM, DVD+/-R, or DVD+/- RW Drive required for installation.
***** Cakewalk Publisher requires you to have available web server space with FTP access privileges. An internet connection is required for music uploading. A broadband connection is recommended.
Cakewalk Warranty 30 Days via manufacturer.
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 888-CAKEWALK
Customer Reviews
4.5 out of 5 (108 ratings) Rate and Review This Product
"Sonar 4 is king"
Sound: I've tried many multitrack recording sequencers, and this tops them all by far. The sound i've gotten using this and my EMU 0404 soundcard has been amazing. Great program. Feature: Most useful features are the quick track splits and fades, and the huge effects libraries both DXi and other audio. Ease of Use: Very simple and good help resources available, super easy to use. Quality: Super reliable, awesome CPU usage monitor as well as disk space monitor, product interface has no flaws that i've found so far. Value: for sure The Wow Factor: SUPER HOT Overall: never switching
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"SONAR IS BETTER AND LESS PROBLEMATIC THAN PRO TOOLS OR M AUDIO"
Sound: Good sound till now Feature: kinda easy to work with but I am still new with sonar by far it is ok to use it Quality: no problematic at all not like pro tools pro tools is too problematic asking you for the i lok too many updates,errors etc etc sometimes do not recognize the m audio besides m audio products are MUCH PROBLEMATIC!!! I STRONGLY RECOMMEND SONAR 6 Value: yes it is the typical selling price Manufacturer Support: never had the chance to contact them since this product works fine. The Wow Factor: mmmm it has too many features sometimes I do not understand them all. But Iam a beginner. too many icons. Overall: since I married to pro tools before I could not use any other brand like roland or cakewalk. I could only use m audio but m audio IT IS NOT RELIABLE AT ALL it has many bugs,problems,errors etc etc etc etc... Now I already switched to sonar because it has more compatibilities than pro tools or m audioand it is WAY LESS PROBLEMATIC.
Style of Music: metal,rock,heavy metal,progressive
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